Poor dental hygiene: Bad for the immune system?
If you suffer from a compromised immune system, you should have the causes checked as soon as possible. It is not uncommon for bad teeth to be responsible for inflammation in the body.
If you deliberately neglect to take care of your teeth, you are actually allowing harmful bacteria to settle in your mouth and enter your body through the mucous membranes and bloodstream. There, they trigger diseases.
In today's blog post, we explain how you can protect your immune system.
Dental care: Important at any age
The importance of daily dental care should already be addressed in childhood. It is very important to remove food residues and the harmful bacteria that form from them from the oral cavity. Daily oral hygiene is not only about appearance.
Regular brushing, for example with our emmi®-dent ultrasonic toothbrush, is the only way to prevent a wide range of diseases. Among other things, balanced dental care and oral hygiene effectively protects us from periodontitis and caries.
What many people do not know is that these very diseases, if not treated correctly, can lead to various physical problems. It is even possible that your immune system will suffer if you do not keep your teeth hygienically clean.
There are many different bacteria in the mouth and when they enter the bloodstream, many people feel weak and listless at first. These harmful bacteria can reach the heart, but of course this must be avoided.
Dangerous heart valve inflammation due to poor dental hygiene and a poor immune system
You can often read that poor dental hygiene can even lead to inflammation of the heart valves. For this reason, regular check-ups at the dentist are essential.
If caries is discovered at the dentist, the affected areas are treated. This prevents the problems already described. The problem is that harmful bacteria continue to multiply on their journey through the body and, in the worst case, can even cause abscesses in the lungs, liver or throat.
All this can be very dangerous and should be stopped at all costs. A visit to the dentist once every six months is therefore essential.
Impaired immune system: Bleeding gums due to poor dental hygiene
A first indication of inadequate dental care can be that bleeding gums occur repeatedly when brushing teeth, but also in all kinds of other situations. In many cases, this is due to an incipient or established periodontitis.
This is a painful inflammation in the body that is usually very inconspicuous at first. However, if you notice these symptoms, you should definitely consult a dentist.